Football – Suboroto Cup State Championship

This football match experience was different and special to me because this time I was the goalkeeper of the team. I always played as strike and because our team’s goalkeeper denied playing football this time, I had to play as a goalkeeper. At first I decided not to participate but all my teammates motivated me as it was our last year to play under-17 Subroto in which earlier we have won state championship twice.

IMG_0527This experience was amazing as all my teammates supported me and appreciated me for any action that I did. I did not get a lot of time to practice for this position. I always used to think why goalkeepers miss such easy goals but while playing as one I understood the logic behind it . The efforts I had put to do my best as a goalkeeper benefitted everyone. I actually saved many goals in the finals which was surprising to me and for which my coach also appreciated me. Now I know that all players in the team have equal pressure on them. Moreover, now I IMG_0610am capable of playing as a striker and as a goalkeeper which makes me feel very proud. Although we didn’t go for nationals this year as we did the past two years, I learned a lot about my strengths and my weaknesses. I will always remember this state competition for the things I have achieved as a learner. I am in love with this position now and I am also looking forward to improve my goalkeeping skills and play this position in further games my team participates in.

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Tree plantation activity at vansda

The moment I came to know about this CAS trip I was ready to go. I love getting dirty in mud and with planting trees it came hand in hand. This trip actually made me realize how hard it is to labor and that it’s not at all easy to work in sun all day. I thought it would be really fun and plain sailing but no it wasn’t. We had to dig in some places and place the plant there. We also had to carry the plants from one place to another which was really tiring. Carrying that heavy axe made me ponder upon how much strength is needed to just plant and how they might have managed all of that. It made me sensitive towards workers and brought more respect for them as they worked so hard to earn. I also interacted with workers and treated them equally and came to know about plants and manure from them.



We worked collaboratively and tried to reduce the work by working in a team so when we had to carry the plants from one place to another we stacked and then passed the plants from one person to another so we did not have to move which made the work less tiring and also consumed less time. I was euphoric and felt satisfied after the work was finished and I am also looking forward to planting tress in my own garden.


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